Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations Prime
Roots is seeking a Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Operations to scale and own the production and distribution of an
innovative and sustainable new food product! At Prime Roots, we
envision a delicious protein-rich future that is sustainable for
environmental and human health. You will have the opportunity to be
at the forefront of sustainable and delicious food innovation and
be amongst a team of hardworking do-ers. You will oversee our
organizational operations and be able to help propel Prime Root’s
growth internally and externally.
What you'll do:
Create and scale plant operation plans for production, inventory
management, quality, and maintenance.
Control and manage plant construction for optimal output and
efficiency, while properly accounting for budget and schedule.
Build and implement processes for ingredient acquisition,
production and distribution of products through multiple channels,
with a mindset to optimize and enhance effectiveness, efficiency
and company profitability.
Develop solutions with cross-functional partners including the
product and R&D team to mitigate cost and improve quality.
Implement cost effective systems of control over capital,
operating expenditures, and the production team.
Establish and monitor KPIs for overall success and progress of
production, quality, and distribution standards.
Oversee QA/QC, safety, and regulatory standards and
certifications at the ingredient and manufacturing level to make
sure we are compliant with standards like HACCP, SQF, etc.
Build and manage a diverse team who will follow production and
distribution systems, and troubleshoot operational challenges.
Who you are: You have at least 7 years working in Operations,
Industrial Engineering, Management Consulting, or business-related
fields. (Interdisciplinary and technical backgrounds welcome and
You are logistics-minded and have a history of successfully
managing cold supply chain systems and workflow processes.
You’ve demonstrated success building and scaling food production
and manufacturing, from bench to pilot, and pilot plant to full
scale production. (Bonus points if that experience includes other
proteins or alternative meats).
You have experience distributing product across multiple
channels, wholesale and directly to customers. (Omnichannel
experience is a plus!).
You’re a shrewd negotiator and dedicated to getting the best
value and lowest cost from suppliers and vendors.
You’re a budgeting and spreadsheets wiz, experienced with
You are a detail-oriented, process-driven and data-driven
You have a deep passion for and knowledge of the food industry,
experience in CPG and Food Service preferred.
Perks of working with us: Opportunity to work in a fast-growing
startup with an innovative team.
Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
Collaborative working environment.
Food, of course.
Prime Roots is an equal opportunity employer and we value
diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation,
age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. About
Prime Roots Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a venture
backed San Francisco Bay Area based food company that is mission
and community driven. Prime Roots grows and uses a fungi
superprotein to make delicious and ultra-sustainable food products.
The work of the Prime Roots team has been featured in publications
such as the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, Food and
Wine, and more.